Survey says...demand for Apple iPhone 6 still strong

Survey says...demand for Apple iPhone 6 still strong
According to brokerage firm Piper Jaffray, demand continues to rise for the Apple iPhone 6. A survey conducted by the brokerage firm finds that 40% of respondents plan on making a purchase of the 4.7-inch handset sometime in the next three months. That compares to the 37% of those surveyed who planned on buying the iPhone 6 within three months after the phone was released last September. Before Apple released the iPhone 6, 33% of those asked were going to buy it within three months.

The rising numbers for the iPhone 6 at this point after the phone's launch, indicates strong demand for the model. For example, at this time last year, the percentage of those surveyed who had their eyes set on a purchase of the Apple iPhone 5s, had dropped from 50% to 44%.

Adding all iPhone models together, 50% of the 1004 people surveyed by Piper Jaffray said that they would be purchasing an Apple branded smartphone within three months. 43% said that they were going to purchase an Android powered handset during the next quarter. The data was revealed by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.

The other day, we told you how lead times on the online Apple Store had dropped sharply, leading us to state that supplies had finally caught up with demand. Munster and his crew checked in with 80 brick and mortar Apple Stores last week, and found that 78% had the iPhone 6 in stock, compared to 56% the previous week.

via: AppleInsider

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